Samsung's Galaxy M series has managed to attract a decent amount of following in India, mainly due to its right combination of powerful hardware and affordable pricing. With the coronavirus pandemic changing just about everything, our buying habits as about to change as well.
In a time like this, when we're focusing on staying healthy and safe, it's equally important to get things done. This is where a great smartphone comes in. It helps you connect, get work done, and can also help you relax too.
A perfect smartphone can mean different things to different people. But a phone that's packed with the right set of features, matched with an affordable price tag, becomes a value-for-money device that works for most smartphone buyers. The Samsung Galaxy M31 is one such phone, an all-rounder targeted at young smartphone users who deserve the right combination of power and affordability.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup at the rear. The 64-megapixel primary camera sensor lets you capture photos with stunning details almost effortlessly. From scanning documents to capturing some precious moments with your loved ones, the Galaxy M31 can help you create valuable memories with every single shot.
But that's not all, the Galaxy M31 also features an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. These additional camera sensors enable a wide range of different camera modes that can be highly useful. You can pick from Live Focus, Macro Shot, Night Mode Shot, and Ultra Wide.
The Ultra Wide mode offers a wide range of view, letting you capture more details in your photos. The Night Mode is particularly useful if you're shooting in low-light conditions, especially now that we're all working and studying from our homes, this mode is highly useful for most smartphone photographers. The macro camera lens enables great shots when you're outside, focussing on a smaller object up and close.
If you live and breathe on social media, just like all your friends and family, you can't miss shooting portrait shots. With the Samsung Galaxy M31, you can shoot great portrait mode photos while blurring the background, thanks to the powerful edge detection capabilities of the phone. Your portraits end up looking extra special every single time.
(Above) A camera sample from the Galaxy M31's primary camera setup
For those who record videos, the Galaxy M31 comes with the capability to shoot videos in 4K resolution. The Super Steady mode lets you minimise casual shakes while you're capturing videos on-the-go.
The 32-megapixel front-facing camera is perfect for your selfies. It can also record videos on slo-mo and is compatible with AR Doodle and AR Emoji functionalities. What's more? It can even capture video in 4K resolution. The camera is also perfect for all your group video calls during the lockdown.
Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a massive 6,000mAh battery that can easily help you get through your entire day on a full charge, depending on your usage. The battery is rated to last for up to 21 hours of Wi-Fi usage, up to 26 hours with video playback, up to 48 hours of voice calling, and for up to 119 hours while playing just music. It also supports 15W Type-C fast-charging which means you can quickly charge it up, and get going.
During times like these, you want a smartphone that comes with a large battery. You don't want to spend a lot of time charging the phone either. The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a big enough battery that can last for almost two days, depending on your usage pattern.
Most people also use their smartphones to binge-watch their favourite TV shows and movies on-the-go. The Galaxy M31 comes with a beautiful 6.4-inch sMOLED FHD+ Infinity U display. The display is crisp and also consumes a lot less battery power. It offers a peak brightness of 420 nits which means it can be used across various lighting conditions.
The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating, which means it's not prone to usual daily wear-and-tear. From watching your favourite movies to going through work documents, the display on the Galaxy M31 is perfect for just about everything. You can access high-quality videos on your favourite streaming platforms, thanks to the Widevine L1 certification that comes with the Galaxy M31.
Samsung Galaxy M31's display promises some good viewing angles, and also lets you change the white balance based on your specific needs. From consuming your favourite content while you're at home to getting some work done, the Galaxy M31 is your perfect partner during this lockdown.
But what about performance? You don't need to worry about this either. The Samsung Galaxy M31 is powered by the company's Exynos 9611 chipset. It comes with a quad-core processor and is paired with blazing fast LPDDR4x RAM. This means you'll be able to play your favourite games and run all the apps you want without ever worrying about the phone slowing you down.
The Galaxy M31 makes it easier to quickly load and run your favourite apps, thanks to the generous amount of app and the powerful processor. You'll be able to multitask on the Galaxy M31 by switching easily between apps without any hiccup. Playing mobile games like PUBG Mobile is a breeze on the Galaxy M31.
During the coronavirus lockdown, we must be all be able to get through our day without any slowdowns. A faster, more capable smartphone is a good ally during these times.
Samsung's Galaxy M31 comes with Android 10-based One UI 2.0. The fresh user interface is smooth and more usable than ever. From setting it up to accessing apps and content on your smartphone daily, it makes everything a lot more easier and smoother. With great Android 10 features and consistent updates directly from Samsung, your Galaxy M31 will remain new-like for a long time ahead.
Galaxy M31 comes with a large number of apps pre-installed on the phone including Netflix, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga, and some other popular apps. Android 10's native Dark Mode is perfect if you're using the smartphone in low-light conditions, especially at night, to help reduce eye strain. Other useful Android 10 features include Digital Wellbeing which ensures you're aware of how much time you're spending on the phone, something that's highly important during these times.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 offers a wide range of features, and comes with an affordable price tag. The smartphone is fast, future-ready, and an all-rounder that's ideal for Generation Z during these times. It's available in Blue and Black colour options. You can safely buy it using contactless delivery methods available via Amazon India and Samsung's online store. Samsung Galaxy M31 is priced at Rs. 17,499 for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant and Rs. 18,499 for the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant.